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Cotton Fever or Withdrawal?

A common side effect of intravenous drug use is called Cotton Fever (also known as “The Shakes” in the U.K.) . It occurs when intravenous drug suspensions are filtered through unclean household cotton and bacteria enters the bloodstream. While cotton fever is not a recognized medical condition, it is widely [...]

2019-02-13T18:08:15+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Controlled Substances, Detox, Drug Addiction, Uncategorized|

Deadly Combinations: How Benzos are Overlooked in the Opioid Crisis

Benzodiazepines are a class of sedatives used to treat anxiety and/or insomnia. The most popular benzo on the market is Xanax, which has over 50 million prescriptions written each year in the U.S. Many Americans see benzos as socially acceptable and as a helpful way to treat anxiety. An overlooked [...]

2019-01-29T03:39:48+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs|

Middle-Aged Women at Risk of Overdose

The drug crisis in America is evident in nearly every community. Over the last few decades new trends among those affected have emerged. One group severely affected by the crisis with a huge increase in drug-related deaths is one you’d least expect: middle-aged women. Research from the CDC’s Morbidity and [...]

2019-01-28T02:13:16+00:00 January 28th, 2019|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Drug Information|

What Happened to Artie Lange? The Dangers of Snorting Heroin

Comedian Artie Lange recently made headlines with his social media pictures of his destroyed nose due to over 30 years of heroin, cocaine, and opioid abuse. Close to last Christmas, Lange posted pictures where he is almost unrecognizable from his many years on TV and radio. Many comedians have flooded [...]

2019-01-20T16:09:07+00:00 January 20th, 2019|Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, News|

Can Ketamine Cure Depression?

Recently, alternative methods for treating depression have emerged. There have been several alternative methods to treating depression that have strayed from the traditional thinking about depression medication. The most controversial of these new methods is the use of ketamine to alleviate depression symptoms. Some view ketamine as strictly a “party [...]

2019-01-12T15:32:17+00:00 January 12th, 2019|Controlled Substances, News, Prescription Drugs|

Cotton Fever: Causes and Treatment

What is cotton fever? Cotton fever is a condition that is associated with intravenous drug use. Although there are few medical or professional and peer reviewed articles that document cotton fever, it is well known among intravenous drug users. The symptoms of cotton fever occur after an intravenous drug like [...]

2019-02-05T19:01:05+00:00 December 28th, 2018|Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction|

Keeping Up with Teen Drug Slang

Evolving Slang Is your teen robotripping? Getting crunk on CCC? Making friends with Georgia Home Boy? Confused yet? It's common knowledge that teen slang is changing at an incredible rate. The use of social media and personal devices has created a whole new world of slang terms and abbreviations for [...]

2018-11-22T00:46:41+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Addiction, Blog, Controlled Substances, Drug Information, Teen/Young Adult|

Avoiding Illegal Online Pharmacies

A Growing Epidemic The recent rise in the availability of prescription drugs through the internet should raise concerns to the public and health care professionals. Studies have found that for every 10% increase in high speed internet in the U.S. the abuse of prescription drug outlets has risen by 1%. [...]

5 Ways to Stay Sober This Halloween

We can all remember the fun and excitement of Halloween when we were kids. Picking out your favorite costume and knocking on your neighbor's doors on a mission for a pillowcase or plastic pumpkin full of candy. There is so much Halloween fun to remember as kid that you might [...]